Hamas today is in the same position as Yasser Arafat once was: sacrificing its people to a corrupted ideal
French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The Talmud imagines the world as organized for the benefit of Torah sages, even in matters of sex and death
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
Plus Kerry delays Israel trip, Hasidim for Bikes in Williamsburg, and more
Plus Assad talks tough and a Jewish Holocaust avenger tells his story
Plus the Dersh calls for a settlement freeze, and more
New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity
What happens after the step backward from direct peace talks
Plus the settlers’ favorite former Alaska governor, and more
Hugely unpopular, he has little to offer, and everyone knows it
Plus the freeze in writing, and more
Plus why there is no freeze paper trail, and more in the news
Why the carrots are really sticks
Plus a closer look at the Ghajar withdrawal, and more in the news
Plus preparing for the worst in Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus women for peace, and more
Plus Yitzhak Rabin’s (non-?)legacy, and more in the news
Long live the peace talks?
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.